Grand Strand Regional Medical Center celebrated the completion of a new three story hospital wing October 9 with a community open house and dedication. The new 90,000 square foot addition consolidates many of the hospital’s cardiac services including three cardiac catheterization laboratories, one electrophysiology laboratory, a 12-bed pre/post catheterization area, two eight-bed intensive care units and a 24-bed cardiac progressive care unit. The project is part of a $54 million expansion program, started in spring 2010 that also includes an emergency department expansion and 50 new inpatient beds. The wing is adjacent to the eight bed cardiovascular intensive care unit and connected with a 3 level enclosed bridge.

“Our cardiac services were spread throughout the hospital and this new construction allows us to consolidate the majority of cardiac services,” said Doug White, CEO. “The new addition not only adds much needed space to the hospital, but also adds new technology with the electrophysiology (EP) laboratory.”